Local entrepreneur launches tool to help creatives during the pandemic

By Peter Iwuh, Special to The AFRO Speaker, influencer and serial entrepreneur Raven Paris, recently launched a workbook called The Game-Changer: Start-Up Kit to Become or Sustain Entrepreneurship to help young and new entrepreneurs develop, sustain, and expand their business careers during the pandemic. The Game-Changer is a detailed workbook created to help people grow and

COMMENTARY: Black farmers get COVID relief they deserve

FLORIDA COURIER — Bigoted bureaucrats and discriminatory policies at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and its Farmers Home Administration lending agency abused Black farmers for decades. Black farms were falsely classified as unproductive. Farmers were unfairly denied loans that they were entitled to receive. The government stalled and buried their complaints about discrimination. Land was

The American Rescue Plan: Changing the Course of the Pandemic for All Americans

“The American Rescue Plan also addresses inequities in access to pandemic resources by making significant investments into small, Black businesses by providing $50 billion for new and existing small business relief programs. This legislation bolsters the Paycheck Protection Program with an additional $7.25 billion in funding to support small businesses and non-profits that were previously